Somerset, KY Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Somerset's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Somerset is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Somerset, KY?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Somerset has an overall cost of living index of 85 which is 0.8x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Kentucky, Somerset has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Kentucky's index of 89.

The standard of living in Somerset ranks as #795 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Kentucky. By definition, that implies Somerset ranks as the #5611 most expensive place in the Bluegrass State.

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Somerset Cost Of Living Vs. Kentucky

Living Expense Somerset Kentucky National Average
Overall 85 89 100
Services 101 100 100
Groceries 92 91 100
Health 81 90 100
Housing 58 70 100
Transportation 96 99 100
Utilities 95 98 100
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Somerset Cost of Living Vs. KY

Somerset, KY Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Kentucky, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Somerset Kentucky United States
Median Home Value $100,700 $135,300 $204,900
Median Rent $641 $741 $1,023
Median Income $25,227 $48,392 $60,293
Home Value To Income 4.0x 2.8x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.3x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Somerset

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Somerset
Richmond, KY 34,566 89 1.0x
Danville, KY 16,685 89 1.0x
Berea, KY 15,188 89 1.0x
Harrodsburg, KY 8,403 85 1.0x
London, KY 8,020 87 1.0x
Corbin, KY 7,194 77 0.9x
Monticello, KY 6,088 75 0.9x
Lebanon, KY 5,621 85 1.0x
Williamsburg, KY 5,269 76 0.9x

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